Amazon tests delivery drones at a secret location in B.C.: report

Global News

Amazon may be looking to Canada as a testing ground for its drone delivery.

In an exclusive report, The Guardian suggests Amazon is testing its drone delivery service at a secret site in British Columbia.

In 2013, Amazon announced the development of its revolutionary drone delivery system called Prime Air.

The company hopes to be able to deliver small packages to customers’ doorsteps within 30 minutes of ordering.

Since the announcement, the tech giant has made little progress due to tight restrictions on commercial drone use imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States.

READ MORE: Regulation, legality and safety of drones

The Guardian says a closely guarded B.C. location where Amazon is testing its drones is only 2,000 feet from the U.S. border.

It is alleged Amazon has been conducting outdoor flights there for the past few months.

In a statement to Global News, the company said:

We are rapidly experimenting…

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